Emma Childs


American artist Emma Childs creates captivating abstract paintings that delve into the possibilities of minimal composition.

Childs' forms extend beyond the edges the paintings and dictate the shape of the canvases. Irregular geometry on their surfaces create skewed angles and complimentary corners, and the works are given an extra dose of drama with a pop of colour or a deep shadow wrapping around the perimeter. Each composition is built up in layers, with the matte colours sitting in the frame like a still life object, one in front of the other. Her pastel drenched palette is punctuated with deep blacks and crisp neons, colour combinations that keep our eyes entranced.

We love how Emma Childs' painting practice plays with the contrast between simplicity and complexity, with both intuitive composition and hard-edged precision successfully existing together in this exciting body of work.

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